Dominus

About Dominus

The far-sighted Christian Moueix (owner of Pétrus and Trotanoy) started acquiring the Dominus estate in 1982. The son of a wine merchant, Charles Moueix first fell in love with the Napa Valley in the late 1960s, finally reaching full ownership of the 124-acre Napanook vineyard in 1995. 

 

Dominus is based around the famous Napanook vineyard on the edge of the Mayacamas Mountains.  George C. Yount, the founder of Yountville, planted the first vines here in 1836 on the location of the current Inglenook vineyard. Dominus Estate's flagship red is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon with some Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.

 

During the period of Moueix ownership, Dominus has emerged as one of the very top Napa Valley reds.  Scoring four 100-point scores from Wine Advocate since 1983.  These wines always have exceptional ageing potential.

 

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Dominus 2002 (6x75cl)
HK$20,405.00
2002

Dominus 2002 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

This 2002 was virtually perfect when I tasted it in early May. Even better than I predicted seven years ago, this 4,500-case blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot and Merlot has blossomed beautifully, revealing even greater intensity and potential than I predicted. A flawless, seamless integration of tannin, wood, alcohol and acidity is found in this dense, plum/purple-colored Dominus, along with copious notes of sweet black currants interwoven with kirsch, forest floor, unsmoked cigar tobacco, new saddle leather and forest floor. Full-bodied with velvety tannins, stunning elegance and a 45-second finish, this sensational 2002 rivals two of the all-time great wines made at Dominus, 1991 and 1994. It is hard to believe that proprietor Christian Moueix’s Dominus Estate has already celebrated its 25th anniversary and is moving toward 30 years with the 2012-2013 vintages. The 2002 will drink well for another 20 years.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

California 6x75cl 2 99 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$20,405.00
Dominus 2004 (6x75cl)
HK$15,725.00
2004

Dominus 2004 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

Like so many 2004s, the 2004 Dominus is a full-bodied wine showing brilliantly at age ten, with loads of complex cedar, kirsch, Christmas fruitcake, black currants and spice box. It has a creamy, opulent texture, but remains light on its feet. This sexy wine is showing exceptionally well and is best drunk over the next 10-15 years. Not one of the longest-lived wines from Dominus, but it is certainly at a wonderful point in its evolution right now.
In Stock in United Kingdom

California 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$15,725.00
Dominus 2007 (6x75cl)
HK$18,010.00
2007

Dominus 2007 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

Deep garnet in color with a touch of purple, the 2007 Proprietary Red Wine flaunts wonderfully expressive, vibrant blackberries and black cherries scents to begin, giving way to black raspberries and redcurrants with touches of Indian spices, potpourri, chargrill, sage, espresso, unsmoked cigars and tilled soil plus a waft of cloves. Medium to full-bodied, the elegantly styled palate offers tantalizing restraint with a firm frame of very fine, pixelated tannins and compelling freshness, finishing very long with an invigorating lift. Although this wine will handsomely reward a further 5-7 years in cellar, it can offer a lot of pleasure now but will need a couple of hours of decanting.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

California 6x75cl 1 99 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$18,010.00
Dominus 2010 (6x75cl)
HK$21,070.00
2010

Dominus 2010 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Composed of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot, the stunning, full-bodied 2010 Dominus boasts an exceptional perfume of hoisin sauce, licorice, underbrush, forest floor, plums, black currants and jammy cherries intertwined with hints of cedar, baking spices and oak. Full-bodied and voluptuously textured, the 2010 is on a slightly faster evolutionary track than the 2009 (somewhat of an anomaly for these two vintages). This exquisite as well as prodigious 2010 can be drunk young, but it should age effortlessly for 20-25 years. Bravo!
In Stock in United Kingdom

California 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$21,070.00
Dominus 2012 (6x75cl)
HK$21,290.00
2012

Dominus 2012 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (99+)

Checking in as a blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc that hit 14.3% alcohol, the 2012 Dominus is a sensational wine that certainly ranks with the all-time greats of this cuvée and is reminiscent of the 1991. Ripe, flamboyant, and incredibly sexy, it nevertheless shows the classic style of this estate, has nothing out of place and just glides across the palate. Blackcurrants, tobacco leaf, cedar box, new leather, and an almost garrigue-like character all emerge from this full-bodied, silky, seamless effort that has fine tannin, perfectly integrated acidity, tannins, alcohol, and a great, great finish. Drink it any time over the coming 2-3 decades. It's a tour de force in Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and one of the greats.
In Stock in Singapore

California 6x75cl 1 99+ (JD) Read Review/Description HK$21,290.00
Dominus 2013 (6x75cl)
HK$23,090.00
2013

Dominus 2013 (6x75cl)

Decanter (100)

A captivating bouquet of violets, lilac, black fruit, blood orange and meaty soil tones is striking for its extravagent range and amplitude; and on the palate, the wine is three-dimensional, sophisticatedly savoury, and massive but refined. Tod Mostero remarks that, having crafted the 2013 Dominus, he can die happy as a winemaker. Selection here was especially rigorous, as the team wanted to realise the vintage's unparalleled potential as fully as possible, so only 3,500 cases were produced. A special label commemorates the 30th anniversary of Dominus Estate.
In Stock in Singapore

California 6x75cl 1 100 (DC) Read Review/Description HK$23,090.00
Dominus 2014 (6x75cl)
HK$12,700.00
2014

Dominus 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The 2014s, where the production of Napanook was only 2,200 cases and Dominus slightly more than the 2015 at 4,000 cases, was another early harvest, although somewhat later than 2015. The 2014 Dominus, which is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot really struts its stuff. Moueix’s belief in dry farming seems to be paying off with stronger and stronger vintages, each successive year, and the 2014 is a sexy, opulent, layered, multidimensional wine with notes of red and blackcurrant, cedar wood, tobacco leaf , spice box and licorice. The color is a dense plum/ruby/purple, much like the Napanook. This is a beauty that is already drinking gorgeously – as most 2014s are – and will continue to evolve for 25 or so years.
In Stock in United Kingdom

California 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$12,700.00
Dominus 2015 (6x75cl)
HK$15,355.00
2015

Dominus 2015 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The 2015 Dominus is a flawless, perfect wine as well as a legend in the making. A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and the rest Cabernet Franc, from dry-farmed vines and brought up in just 40% new French oak, its ruby/purple color is followed by an extraordinary bouquet of blackcurrants, crème de cassis, damp earth, smoke tobacco, and spring flowers. Reminding me of the 2015 Château Margaux with its incredible mix of elegance and power, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, stunning purity of fruit, building tannins, and awesome length. This sensational textured and voluptuous Dominus drink well today yet will evolve for 25-30 years or more.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
6-8 months

California 6x75cl 2 100 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$15,355.00
Dominus 2016 (6x75cl)
HK$17,320.00
2016

Dominus 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

A blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 8% Cabernet Franc aged in 40% new oak, the 2016 Proprietary Red Wine is deep purple-black in color and quite reticent at this youthful stage to begin, offering up subtle notions of potpourri, Indian spices, cigar box and iron ore over a core of crushed blackberries and black cherries with intermittent wafts of black and red currants, new leather and smoked meats. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a densely packed mid-palate and oodles of freshness framed by very ripe, finely grained tannins and laced with compelling earthy accents. It offers incredible vibrancy with tons of black and red fruit sparkle in the mid-palate leading to a provocative mineral element on the very long finish. If I could give more than 100 for this one, I would.
In Stock in United Kingdom

California 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$17,320.00
Dominus 2017 (6x75cl)
HK$12,095.00
2017

Dominus 2017 (6x75cl)

Vinous (98+)

The 2017 Dominus is one of the truly epic, grand wines of the vintage. Rich, dense and explosive, with tremendous concentration and sheer power, the 2017 Dominus captures all the personality of this site along with the natural opulence of the year. Inky dark fruit, lavender, menthol, licorice, plum, gravel and a host of dark spice notes infuse the 2017 with seemingly endless layers of nuance. Over the last two years I have tasted several hundred Napa Valley Cabernets, both from barrel and bottle. There is no question that Dominus belongs among the elite in 2017; it is simply a breathtaking wine. Certainly readers looking for a Napa Valley Cabernet to cellar should put Dominus at the top of their lists.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

California 6x75cl 4 98+ (VN) Read Review/Description HK$12,095.00
Dominus 2018 (6x75cl)
HK$22,025.00
2018

Dominus 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The flagship 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon checks in as 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot brought up in 40% new French oak. With an essence of Cabernet-like character in its darker currants, green tobacco, cedar, graphite, and floral aromas and flavors, this gorgeous wine is full-bodied and has bright yet integrated acidity, polished tannins, and a great, great finish. It’s just gorgeously put together and a magical, flawless wine. It's going to take a decade to hit maturity but will evolve for 40-50 years in cold cellars. It is as good as it gets in classic, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon!
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

California 6x75cl 3 100 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$22,025.00

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